A TALENTED young golfer has been acknowledged for an exceptional summer with a prestigious award.

Charley Simpson scooped the Denbighshire Golf Union’s Junior Achievement Award after a sensational run of results, and he received the distinction from county captain Mike Shaw at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting earlier this month.

The teenager, who attends Rydal Penrhos School in Colwyn Bay and is part of their successful Golf Academy programme, has enjoyed the best season of his young career to date that resulted in his first call-up to the Wales youth squad.

His crowning glory was securing the U14 Welsh title in convincing fashion, and he was also part of the school squad that booked their place in the ISGA Northern Area Match Play Final alongside Reuben Bather and Adrian Lewis as the trio look to defend their crown and reach the national championships.

The Denbighshire Golfing Union Junior Merit Cup was first awarded in 1966 and is only awarded when a “worthy winner” receives a consensus vote.

Nicky Head, head of physical education at Rydal Penrhos, said: “This is another impressive achievement from Charley and one that he is richly deserving of.

“His form throughout the season was truly exceptional and Charley is another fine example of the success of Rydal Penrhos’ Golf Academy, which is a key component in our sporting provision.”